The System Shock remake will now be published by Prime Matter (Iron Harvest, Painkiller) and apparently the beta for those who backed the game will be arriving in early 2022.
The System Shock remake has had a somewhat troubling development ever since its announcement back in 2016, which saw the game being classed as a remaster at first before then being turned into a remake. The game was also placed on Kickstarter with a $900,000 goal which was met and exceeded, with a total of $1,350,700 having been pledged by over 21,625 backers.
From there the writer, Chris Avellone, was then accused of sexual misconduct and though it was then later revealed that Chris had not been involved with the game since 20017, it did force the game to be restarted with a different direction in terms of writing. Therefore the System Shock remake has been in development since 2018. Two years after the Kickstarter had been closed. The game was then stated for a 2021 release window, which it obviously did not meet.
Thankfully things seem to be going ahead for the game still, with the reveal of a new publishing team and the confirmation of the beta coming in early 2022. This upcoming beta is said to be available for those who backed the game on Kickstarter. Unfortunately there is still no official release date for the game itself, though it has been noted for a potential 2022 release.. maybe..
With the announcement of Prime Matter taking over as the Publisher, it now means the game can release simultaneously on both console and PC, according to the official post over on Kickstarter.
The team also went on to confirm that the backer rewards are still going as planned and the System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition is still set to release alongside the System Shock remake, whenever that may be.
When the System Shock remake finally does get released fans can expect it to arrive on PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, XBox One, and XBox Series X/S